Presentation by Brigette Bird, MOTR/L

About the presenter: Brigette Bird, MOTR/L graduated from Oregon State University in 2005 with a B.S. in Exercise Sport Science and a Certificate in Gerontology. She then followed her passion for skiing to graduate school at the University of Utah, where she graduated in 2009 with a Master’s in Occupational Therapy. Afterwards, she worked in a variety of settings in the Salt Lake City area, including SNFs, Home Health, Sub-Acute Rehab, Orthopedic Hospital, rural hospitals and Trauma 1 hospital. It was at the Intermountain Medical Center, where she found her passion for the critical care setting. In 2014, she and her husband, both true Oregonians, moved back to Central Oregon.  She is currently working at St. Charles Medical Center as the primary critical care OT and serves as an adjunct faculty member for the LBCC OTA program.   

Financial Disclosures: Ms. Bird receives an honorarium for this course.

Non-financial Disclosure: There are no non-financial disclosures.  

Course Synopsis

This pandemic has brought to us a new diagnosis and patients with an unfamiliar clinical presentation. Occupational Therapists do have a role in the Critical Care setting with patients admitted with COVID-19. The course will present research from a small retrospective study, from Deschutes County. Clinical assessments and interventions, as well as a general patient response and prognosis will be discussed. This course recognizes and sets the stage for continued discussion, and research of OT in the critical care setting to promote early activity to benefit our patients best long-term outcomes.

Course Objectives

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify OT’s role with patient’s with COVID-19, within the critical care setting. 
  2. Describe a clinical presentation and prognosis for patients with COVID-19.
  3. List three interventions used to promote positive outcomes for patients with COVID-19. 


7:00PM to 8:00PM – Presentation


OTAO Practitioner Member – $20 

Practitioner Non-Member – $25

OTAO Student Member – $5

Student Non-Member – $10

Continuing Education

This course is an introductory level, with content focus in OT Process, Intervention and Outcomes. Completion of this course is recognized by the OT Oregon Licensing Board as 1 contact hour. 

This course does not necessarily imply the Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon (OTAO) supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors. 

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